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The law firm of McNelis + Associates, PLLC was formed in 2004 with the singular purpose of providing the legal profession’s highest levels of expertise and service, coupled with unquestionable professionalism and integrity, to our clients in the Texas construction and real estate industries. While other law firms may seek to be all things to all clients, McNelis + Associates, PLLC’s practice is focused exclusively on representing the legal needs of owners, developers, contractors, suppliers and design professionals during all phases of project acquisition, construction and completion.

Together with our associated and Of Counsel attorneys, the law firm of McNelis + Associates, PLLC has decades of combined legal experience in representing many of South Texas’s most prominent construction and real estate firms in legal matters related to project acquisition and development, governmental regulation, contract negotiation and drafting, risk management and, when needed, litigation and arbitration before state and federal forums. The firm’s attorneys use a proven, cost-effective and results-oriented approach in analyzing all disputes and implementing its litigation strategies. The firm also maintains close relationships with many of the most respected law firms in South Texas to provide a host of additional legal services to our clients, including labor and employment, insurance defense litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy and lobbying.



With experienced lawyers from San Antonio’s oldest and most respected law firms, McNelis + Associates, PLLC and its lawyers are regularly recognized as being among the State’s premier construction and real estate law providers. From yearly listings in Texas Monthly magazine’s list of Super Lawyers, to the Business Journal’s ranking of the Top Construction Law Firms, and from Scene in S.A. magazine’s list of Best of San Antonio’s Lawyers to the San Antonio Bar Association’s award for Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year for outstanding professional accomplishment and community service, McNelis + Associates, PLLC has established itself as the law firm you want in your corner when expertise matters.

Most recently, founder and senior shareholder, Sean McNelis, was distinguished by the State Board of Legal Specialization as being one of the very first lawyers within the state of Texas to become Board Certified as a specialist in Construction Law. That specialization was awarded after decades of near-exclusive practice in the area of construction law, abundant hours of continuing legal education in construction law beyond all required minimums, extensive peer review, and the successful passing a six hour written examination.

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McNelis + Associates, PLLC has highly qualified and experienced litigators who specialize in dispute resolution and who possess an excellent record of success in a wide range of commercial lawsuits and arbitrations. We allocate our team of experienced attorneys and staff to efficiently provide clients with timely, accurate and cost-effective legal advice and representation. And with a centrally located and state-of-the-art office, we are always available to meet with our clients. We pledge that our representation of your legal needs will be consistent with McNelis + Associates, PLLC’s reputation for the highest standards of professional conduct and expertise.